The former US Secretary of State died at the age of 84
Ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell died at the age of 84 as a result of a corona infection, his family announced.
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937-2021) is dead. As announced by his family on Facebook, he died on Monday morning (October 18) of complications from Covid-19 disease. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” it reads. Powell was fully vaccinated against the corona virus. He was 84 years old.
First African American Security Advisor and Secretary of State
Colin Powell became a lieutenant in the US Army in 1958 and was temporarily stationed in West Germany. In the 1960s he was wounded while serving in the Vietnam War. Under US President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), Colin Powell was appointed National Security Advisor – the first African American. In 2001 US President George W. Bush (75) appointed Powell as Secretary of State. He held the office until 2005. Powell had been a member of the Republican Party since 1995 and resigned from the party on January 6, 2021 after the storming of the Capitol in Washington DC, already in the presidential election in November 2020 he had supported the Democratic candidate Joe Biden (78).
Powell had been married to Alma Johnson since 1962 and they have one son and two daughters.